Ilkay Gundogan has revealed he despatched a message to Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool have been topped Premier League champions.
The Manchester Metropolis midfielder performed below Klopp at Borussia Dortmund earlier than the 2 went their separate methods.
While they’re now rivals, Gundogan nonetheless has an excellent respect for the Liverpool boss and despatched him a message to say congratulations after Metropolis have been crushed to the title.
Chatting with SportBild, the 29-year-old joked that Klopp was transient in his reply.
He mentioned: “After all, I like him very a lot and had nice years with him at Borussia Dortmund. I congratulated him proper after the championship and he later despatched me a couple of smileys again.
“I don’t know precisely what the alcohol stage was in the meanwhile, however I assume that he was blissful.”
Metropolis face Actual Madrid this week within the Champions League with Zinedine Zidane going face to face with Pep Guardiola.
Man Metropolis lead 2-1 on combination following the primary leg again in February the place two late objectives shocked the Bernabeu.
Gundogan believes the conflict between the 2 managers is a component of what is going to make the tie such a gorgeous prospect for followers to observe, particularly with Zidane underlining his managerial credentials with a La Liga title this season.
He mentioned: “Guardiola and Zidane are in fact two coaches who meet at world-class stage.
“The truth that Actual has gained the league once more exhibits that Zidane is aware of tips on how to win titles.
“As a result of that’s the identical with Pep, the duel turns into much more engaging.”